It is proving a mixed bag this year for Britain's law firms, according to The Lawyer 100 Annual Report.
Set to be published on September 5, the trade magazine finds London firms doing well but many more regional based rivals finding it harder going.
Its latest survey of turnover and profits makes for some harsh reading for some.
DLA Piper, which has a major Birmingham office, comes in sixth, up one, with a £322 million turnover.
Profit per equity partner is £535,000 although there are no strict comparisons between firms on ppep because many have different grades of nonequity staff.
Exchanging places is Eversheds, born in Birmingham but now a national business, at seventh on turnover of £302.8 million, down one in the league.
It has profits per equity partner of £350,000.
Pinsent Masons, developed out of Birmingham. is up five places to rank 15 with a turnover of £150.6 million, up from £91.7 million in 2003/04.
Average profits per equity partner are £234,000.
It has a total number of partners of 247, of which 121 are full equity.
Hammonds, as well documented has had two really tough years during which the equity partners have been paying back money.
It is 17th, down two, with turnover of £127.6 million and profits per partner well adrift at £204,000.
Wragge & Co is down one place to rank 27. Its turnover was £88.5 million, up from £79.3 million in 2003/04.
Of some other firms with major Birmingham operations, Irwin Mitchell is 22nd, down one, Beachcroft Wansboroughs is static at 25, Shoosmiths is at 34, up two, Cobbetts is 41st, up five, Mills & Reeve is 55th, up three, Martineau Johnson, down two at 89, and Gateley Wareing back in the top 100 at 96, with a profits per partner of £160,000.
Slaughter & May, eighth on total turnover behind Clifford Chance, is top on profits per equity partner with top lawyers earning over £1 million.
Meanwhile rival trade magazine Legal Business says the UK's top 100 law firms collectively billed their clients £9.63 billion in 2005, up six per cent on last year, and made a clear profit of £2.92 billion, up by nearly nine per cent.